Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

Rachel Hardy
June 28, 2017

On a might where McDavid made off with the Ted Lindsay and Art Ross Trophies as well, the Hart was fittingly presented by Wayne Gretzky, the last and greatest Oiler to win be named the NHL's MVP.

"He's so fast and explosive", Matthews said of McDavid, his linemate with Team North America at last fall's World Cup of Hockey. Many in the audience at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena shed tears during a video featuring Bickell and his wife, Amanda, while the National Hockey League and its players association made a $20,000 joint contribution to their charitable foundation, which trains rescued pit bulls to help abused children and those with MS. Holtby tied for the National Hockey League lead with 42 wins and led with nine shutouts. "Today is a very special day in my life, for sure". McDavid, 20, is one of the league's most exciting young superstars and is coming off an outstanding season for the Oilers in which he scored 30 goals and recorded 70 assists.

Crosby was beaten out by McDavid, as was Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, for the Hart this year.

"It's insane to think about", McDavid said in April, per NHL.com's Dan Rosen. The Young Stars edition will come with 20 gold packs for the Ultimate team, and a Rookie HUT item from a team of the player's choice. Only Crosby and Wayne Gretzky claimed the Hart as teenagers.

Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky has won his second Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie.

Bill Masterton Trophy: Craig Anderson's win was the most touching moment of Wednesday's ceremony. Anderson was forced to take several leaves of absence from Ottawa this season while his wife, Nicholle, battled cancer.

Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has picked up the Lady Byng (bihng) Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly play.

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"Really excited to get this started", said former number one overall draft pick Fleury, who won three Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins. "Been a lot of things going on".

Bergeron also won the Selke in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

"There's a huge shift in the sport of hockey right now, where a new generation of young players are bringing more speed, skill and creativity to the game than we've ever seen", said Sean Ramjagsingh, Lead Producer, NHL® 18. "Not only him on the ice, but also him off the ice as a role model, as a person, I've always respected him for that".

The expansion franchise welcomed its first veteran players during the NHL's annual awards show, and they chose from a fairly deep pool of talent.

McDavid received 147 of a possible 175 first-place votes (1,604 points).

Werenski led all rookie defenseman with 11 goals and 47 points and hopes to become the second Blue Jackets player to win the Calder, joining Steve Mason (2008-09).

Norris Trophy (best defenseman): Brent Burns. Many teams have swung deals with McPhee to dissuade him from choosing players that they want to keep. "For me to be successful, to help the team, I've got to help create offense and get into the plays".

Toronto forward Auston Matthews is the runaway victor of the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.

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